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Cobnuts

We use the word 'cobnut' to cover all cultvated varieties of the hazelnut (including filberts). Please note that cobnuts are not self fertile, for success plant two or more different varieties. This will ensure good pollination. Trees available in sizes from 40-240cm.

Young barerooted trees 40-60 cm high. Only suitable for growing on for a further year before planting out in a final position. Minimum quantity 50 trees. Cultivars available: Cosford, Hall's Giant, Kentish Cob, Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific) and Webb's Prize. Available from February 2018

Two year barerooted trees 60-100cm high. Cultivars available: Cosford, Hall's Giant, Kentish Cob, Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific), Rotblatterige Zellernuss and Webb's Prize. Available from February 2018

Three year barerooted trees 100-140 cm high. Already nut bearing. Cultivars available: Cosford, Hall's Giant, and Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific). Available from November 2017

Three year barerooted trees 140-180 cm high. Already nut bearing. Cultivars available: Cosford, Hall's Giant, and Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific). Available from November 2017

Four year barerooted trees 100-140 cm high. Already nut bearing. Cultivars available: Cosford, Hall's Giant, and Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific). Available from November 2017

Four year barerooted trees 140-180 cm high. Already nut bearing. Cultivars available: Cosford, Hall's Giant, and Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific). Available from November 2017

Four year barerooted trees 180-220 cm high. Cultivars available: Cosford, Hall's Giant, and Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific). Available from November 2017

Extra Large barerooted trees 220 cm+ high. Cultivars available: Cosford, Gunslebert and Hall's Giant. Available from November 2017. Trees too big to be shipped, collection only

Barerooted trees (supplied November/December 2016-April 2017)
Tree Age and Height Unit Price (euro)
1 tree 2 trees 3-9 trees 10-49 trees 50-199 trees 200 trees+
1 yr, 40-60 cm
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
3.60
3.00
2 yr, 60-100 cm
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
5.00
4.50
3 yr, 100-140 cm
10.00
9.00
8.20
7.40
6.80
6.30
3 yr, 140-180 cm
12.50
11.20
10.00
8.90
8.20
7.50
4 yr, 100-140 cm
12.50
11.20
10.00
8.90
8.20
7.50
4 yr, 140-180 cm
15.00
13.40
12.00
10.70
9.90
9.00
4 yr, 180-220 cm
18.00
16.20
14.60
13.10
12.00
11.00
5-6 yr, 220 cm +
24.00
22.00
20.00
18.00
n/a
n/a

Cultivars

Butler                                              
North American variety. Potentially heavy cropper but may require good conditions to crop well. Large nuts. Vigorous growth.

Corabel                                               
French variety. Heavy cropper but may require good conditions to crop well. Good pollinator.Very tasty nuts.

Cosford                                              
Traditional variety. Very good pollinator for other species (should be considered essential planting in any cobnut orchard). Vigorous growth. Yield relatively low compared to other varieties but reliable performance in a wide variety of conditions.

Dutch EMOA 1
Recent Dutch cultivar performing well in trials in UK and the Netherlands. Good yields of large nuts.

Fertile de Coutard (syn. Barcelona)
Vigorous tree with female flowers appearing at a very young age. Has produced nuts on three year old trees at our site in Westport. Although grown mainly in France and Spain, appears adaptable to Irish conditions.
Vulnerable to heavy frosts.

Gunslebert                                          
German variety. Heavy and reliable cropper. Good flavour.

Hall's Giant
Hardy, very vigorous and productive variety with large nuts. Good flavour. Best performer in trials by the Agroforestry Research Trust in Devon.
Probably the most vigorous of all the cobnuts listed here.

Kentish Cob
Traditionally grown in Kent but thought to be from France originally. Compact, hardy variety with exceptionally tasty nuts. Not a massive cropper and relatively slow to devevlop.

Lange Tidling Zeller
German cultivar. Heavy yields of small to medium sized nuts. Long attractive catkins.

Longue de Espagne
Compact tree suitable to smaller gardens. Early ripening.

Nottingham (Pearson's Prolific)
Early ripening and profilic cropper, with tasty nuts. Relatively vigorous grower in early years. Precocious, crops from third or fourth year. After Webbs, our most favourite nut. Did well in Devon trials.
Known to perform well in Ireland.

Rotblatterige Zellernuss
Vigorous and very attractive tree. Large nuts with very good flavour. Leaves and husks are bronze red.

Webb's Prize Cob
Large sweet nut, prolific cropper. Compact tree, good for small gardens. The favourite nut at Fruit and Nut. Quite slow in early years. Did well in Devon trials.

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